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Effina's Tuscan Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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501 Pelham Rd N, Jacksonville, AL 36265-1825
+1 256-782-0008
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fort Payne, Alabama
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121 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the place where you take your gal on the first date if you go to JSU. You can't afford to go any other time. It's very good Italian food with a sweet atmosphere. Local favorite.

Thank BankerManFP
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We made reservations for 11. Table was ready, no waiting. Restaurant was full with after game diners. Our waitress, Niesha, was first class, polite, helpful with ordering, kept drinks filled, saw that food arrived promptly and correctly. We all ordered a variety of dishes from an extensive menu. It all must have been as good as mine. I saw empty... More 

Thank Memom27
Jacksonville, Alabama
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Best food in town. Great atmosphere. Home style meals on Wednesday. Excellent is an understatement. Never had a meal I didn't like but really love the Shrimp and Grits and Bread Pudding.

Thank ShefNBama
Tuscumbia, Alabama
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Within walking distance of the football stadium. All of the food we had was very good. We especially enjoyed the Voodoo Pasta! The prices were very reasonable for the quality of the food. The restaurant is not very big so be prepared to wait during busy times. Our server was good but was slow to refill drinks. Overall it is... More 

Thank estevens02
Marietta, Georgia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We've been here a few times and the place is nice, relaxing and walking distance to the Jax State football stadium. Good pizza.

Thank Crystal B
Baton Rouge, LA
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My friend and I ride our bikes a lot together. We ride the Rails To Trails as often as we can. The Chief Ladaga Trace is very near Effina's Tuscan Grill. The hotel we stayed in recommended Effina's to us that first evening. It was fantastic. We both loved the food, the serving staff and the dinning area was also... More 

Thank hogtraveler
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

9 for dinner. In and out in just over an hours. Apps and entrees cooked to perfection. Italian inspired menu with aomething for everyone. A sure stop every time we visit.

Thank Curtis B
United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Some restaurants claim Applewood Bacon on their sandwiches. This one nails it. If you want a great menu selection with fresh vegetables and well thought out entrees, this is your place. Service was excellent.

Thank Michael L
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Having read the reviews we expected to be pleased however we ended up feeling rather disappointed. Although the food was well cooked our order was mixed up and so came in bits and pieces, we left feeling as if we'd eaten but not had a meal, certainly not a special one. Expensive for the experience

Thank lategapyear
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Been twice. Loved it all. Parm chicken was great. The Italian nachos appetizer were unique and wonderful! We will be back.

Thank damertz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Pelham Rd N, Jacksonville, AL 36265-1825
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 256-782-0008

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?